Industry watchers believe 'go West' will be dynamic driving M&A in 2017

2017: three major drivers of M&A strategy

A year of geopolitical uncertainty awaits and there are few things business dislikes more than uncertainty. What impact could there be on M&...

The outlook for 2017, according to our readers

just-food 2017 survey – profits and sales

The global food industry will continue to double-down on cutting operating costs during 2017 in the face of rising input expenses and an inc...

BRF enters Turkey with Banvit acquisition - what are its motives?

Could BRF's Turkey move pave way for OneFoods IPO?

BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, announced this week it has teamed up with the state of Qatar to buy a majority stake in Turkey-based proce...

just-food surveyed readers on range of growth subjects

just-food 2017 Survey - your thoughts on growth

In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here...

UK food inflation could shape consumers' shopping behaviour in 2017, analysts say

2017 - what will shape the UK food sector?

Concerns about the potential impact on the UK's food industry in 2017 over the impending "divorce" from the EU are looming large for supplie...

While health will remain growing part of US food market, nostalgia will be another driver

Food market in 2017: need-to-know US trends

A seismic shift in the US consumer landscape has redefined the country's food market in recent years, challenging so-called Big Food and mak...

The food market in 2017 - the big foodservice trends to watch 11 Jan 17

Foodservice is rapidly becoming a global industry, and operators and manufacturers need to be aware of, and stay ahead of, big trends to be able to fully capture the growth opportunities available. David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at US foodservice consultants Technomic, outlines eight trends he expects to see across the foodservice market in 2017.

Edeka, Rewe strike deal on Kaiser's, South Africa's Shoprite in talks with Steinhoff, Ahold Delhaize sets out stall - retail round-up, December 2016 11 Jan 17

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combination with local retail giant Steinhoff and the recently-merged Ahold Delhaize outline its "Better Together" strategy.

Thought Leaders

Lindt sees FY sales acceleration on Europe growth

Katy Askew | 17 Jan 17 Lindt sales accelerated in the second half

Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli revealed today (17 January) its sales accelerated in the second half of 2016, enabling it to deliver a 6.8% increase in revenue. 

Danone launches Aptamil infant formula in India

John Shepherd | 17 Jan 17 Danone India MD Rodrigo Lima said launch of Aptamil in country is 'landmark step'

French dairy giant Danone has launched its Aptamil infant formula brand in India as part of what it said are "aggressive plans" to grow its nutrition business in the country.

Cooperl, New Hope Liuhe set up China pork venture

Stuart Todd | 16 Jan 17 Venture to set up plant in China

Cooperl, the French pork group, has set up a joint venture in China with local group New Hope Liuhe.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:00pm 17 Jan 2017)

Fresh Del Monte to set up factory in France

Montagu silent on St Hubert sale reports 

Denmark plans new push for organic food sales

Benford Capital invests in Saco Foods

France gets green light to resume US beef exports

Nestle invests in another Sri Lanka facility

HKScan streamlining Finnish operations

US dairy urges Trump to fix "protectionist" Canada

Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna on rise of India's FMCG disruptor - interview 6 Jan 17

Raghavendra VermaPatanjali Ayurved targeting US$15bn in sales by March 2020, Balkrishna says

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Chaucer Food Group CEO Andy Ducker on sale to Nagatanien Holdings and plans for expansion - interview 20 Dec 16

Katy AskewChaucer Food Group's B2B and branded businesses can thrive, CEO Ducker says

Chaucer Food Group, the UK freeze-dried fruit company recently snapped up by Japanese food business Nagatanien Holdings, has some significant plans to grow. CEO Andy Ducker spoke to just-food about Chaucer's ambitions and how Nagatanien's ownership will support expansion. 

Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn on UK popcorn firm's ambitions - interview 19 Dec 16

John ShepherdPropercorn has recently entered the Swedish and Norwegian markets

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.

Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 5 Jan 17

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.

We wish you a merry Christmas

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Dec 16

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.

UK food associations come together on Brexit

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 9 Dec 16

The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector.

How will 2017 shape up for the food industry?

How will 2017 shape up for the food industry?

We present the results of our 2017 Confidence Survey and take a deeper look at areas including consumer trends, foodservice and the digital sphere.

Bellamy's Australia under pressure

Bellamy's Australia under pressure

The infant formula and baby food business has come under scrutiny over concerns about its business in China.

France's Financiere Turenne Lafayette under scrutiny

France's Financiere Turenne Lafayette under scrutiny

The finances of the owner of William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats are in the spotlight after an audit revealed "a misrepresentation of the group's accounts over several years".

3G Capital linked to Mondelez International

3G Capital linked to Mondelez International

March 2017 will mark two years since 3G Capital and partner Warren Buffett combined Heinz with Kraft Foods Group. Could Mondelez be where the investors turn next?

The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food P

The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison

This briefing focuses on the strategies of the top 15 players in food, which command 20% of global revenues. It outlines three common strategies for their growth over the last decade: investment in health and wellness, consolidation of power brands and portfolio shift towards fast-growth products. After reviewing key recent M&A’s, the report gives a snapshot of the future of Big Food in light of the slowdown in BRICs, maturing marketplaces and the booming artisanal movement in advanced economies..... Read more

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